About Kibbutz Nir Oz
Nir Oz is a kibbutz in the Eshkol region in the western part of the northern Negev that belongs to the national kibbutz. The beginning of the kibbutz is the Nir Oz holding, which was established in 1955 and became naturalized in 1957. The area of the kibbutz is about 20,000 dunams. The kibbutz’s agricultural industries include: plowing, irrigation, orchards, cattle (calves for meat) and chicken coops. The kibbutz has a Nirlat factory for the production of silicone sealants, paints and building materials, as well as a company for planning and engineering development. As one of the communities in the Gaza Strip, its residents are granted an income tax credit in accordance with section 11 of the Income Tax Ordinance. Since 1960, a green dot has been operating at the site – the botanical garden at Kibbutz Nir Oz, which is mainly used for experiments in adapting plants to desert conditions. The garden covers 120 dunams and grows over nine hundred plant varieties.